Knapp Medical Center provides a wide-range of ALL DIGITAL imaging services to better assist your physician in providing a fast and accurate diagnosis.
Knapp currently utilizes PACS (Picture Archive and Communications System), a secure web-based computer system, which allows physicians to instantly view any radiographic exam from any location worldwide. Recently, Knapp acquired one of the most advanced 3-D rendering software that provides physicians with excellent visualization and communication tools for one-on-one communication among physicians even if they are miles apart.
For further information, contact us at 956-969-5461.
Benefits of Knapp Imaging Services
Knapp Medical Center provides:
- State-of-the-art imaging technology to enhance patient care
- A wide array of all digital imaging services
- Board Certified Radiologists and Registered Technologists
- Accreditation from the American College of Radiology in Ultrasound and Mammography
- Same or next day appointments with a minimal wait time
- 24 hour or less report turn-around time
- Personalized attention and friendly service
- Close and convenient parking
Imaging Services Available
64 Slice CT Scan
The 64 slice CT scanner is Knapp’s latest diagnostic tool. This state-of-the-art machine covers more anatomy, with greater accuracy, than before. The superior image clarity offers a faster, more accurate diagnosis for earlier detection of abnormal changes in the body. This technology allows for expanded services such as precise cardiac imaging, virtual colonoscopies, and updated treatments for cancer patients
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
An MRI is a noninvasive, painless procedure in which radio waves and powerful magnets linked to a computer, can create detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. These pictures can help diagnose many conditions in all parts of the body.
Also known as a cardiac ultrasound, echocardiography employs real-time imaging for a quick and accurate assessment of the overall health of the heart.
Knapp’s advanced digital mammography unit allows for a more accurate diagnosis in half the time of film-based exams. With higher resolution images and computer-aided detection (CAD), the need for additional pictures is reduced.
Stereotactic Breast Core Biopsies
This procedure is a safe and minimally invasive way to obtain tiny samples from an abnormal breast mass for examination by a pathologist. A sample of suspect breast tissue is precisely located with a computer-guided imaging system and removed with a needle. The procedure is completed on an outpatient basis with a minimum of discomfort and recovery time.
DEXA (Osteoporosis Screening)
This enhanced form of x-ray technology is a quick and painless way to measure bone loss, estimate risk of future fractures and accurately diagnose osteoporosis.
Our diagnostic x-ray department utilizes digital technology for routine x-ray procedures of the spine, abdomen, chest, pelvis and extremities.
This x-ray exam of the arteries and veins can diagnose blockages, narrowing in a blood vessel and other blood vessel problems. In many cases, our radiologist can treat a blocked vessel or place a stent without the need for surgery.
3-D Ultrasound/Vascular Imaging
Ultrasound imaging is a painless procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to produce real-time images of tissues, organs, blood vessels and blood flow. Common uses include obstetric, vascular, and abdominal.
Nuclear Medicine/Stress Testing
This test involves the injection of a radioactive ‘tracer’ that allows for the evaluation of organ function and bone abnormalities.
This noninvasive procedure uses mild, painless radiofrequency waves to locally heat tumors to kill cancer cells for liver, lung, bone, and kidney cancer. It is also an adjunct therapy for patients on chemotherapy.
Talk with your doctor about how you may benefit from the advanced imaging technology and services here at Knapp Medical Center.